Richard Gilman

Obituary of Richard Gilman

Richard J. "Finger" Gilman, age 61, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.

Finger was born Nov. 1, 1955 in Wayland, a son of the late Lewis & Dorothy (Driesbach) Gilman.

He enjoyed being a member of the "Packrats", riding dirt bikes, cooking, his vegetable garden and fishing. Some of his favorite sports teams were the Buffalo Bills, the New York Yankees and the Syracuse Orangemen. He also enjoyed John Wayne and Clint Eastwood movies and listening to Johnnie Winters and blues music.

Finger is survived by his sister, Nancy (Joe) Christiano; his brothers, Wally (Sandy) Gilman and Lewis (JR) Gilman; 1 aunt, Josephine Bibly; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends may call 5-8 pm Tuesday at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, Wayland. He will be interred next to his parents at the Village Cemetery, Wayland.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family in C/O Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, PO Box 336, Wayland, NY 14572.